Food in Mumbai

The overall history of the cuisine in Mumbai is linked with the growth of the city from a fishing village to a cosmopolitan city. As the group of people from abroad came to fulfill their dreams of gold in their eyes, they brought their culinary treasure along with them and Mumbai grabbed those and incorporated in their culture. While this was happening a smorgasbord of the cooking styles along with the street food started to reflect in the city.

Mumbai has been always famous for its traditional food style along with the street food. It seems that the city doesn’t ever stop itself from preparing the mouth watering foods and especially during the festival seasons the dishes available are quite mouth watering, prepared for the guests and the family members.

Food in Mumbai

During the festival season many delicious and mouth-watering delicacies are prepared like Chakli, Besan Laddu, Chivda, Karanji and more. It doesn’t matter whether the food is vegetarian or non-vegetarian, the dishes of Mumbai does boasts of rich taste and flavours with all its fieriness. The cuisine in Mumbai covers a wide range of the assortment of the interesting and authentic ideas with the zesty sea food dishes.

Food in Mumbai, which the local people cannot live without, are some really mouth-watering and delicious platter filling food, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. The dishes which are really unique to the city are masala bhaat, vegetable pulao, moong dal Khichdi, Palkachi Takatli bhaji, kanda bata poha, bombil batata bhaji, Mumbai tawa pulao and so on as the list is really endless and the foodies will love to enjoy their day eating their lovely and delicious foods all across the stay. In the non-vegetarian the foods which are being served are-butter chicken, bheja fry, keema pav, chicken tikka, Kebabs etc.

When you are visiting Mumbai then you should not forget and try some delicious foods which are mentioned over here-

Akuri on toast
It is rated as one of the highest levels of the Parsi dishes which is prepared by different families in the different manners according to their taste. It’s considered as one of the best breakfast dish. Though the variations in the ingredients are vociferously debated. It is made up of the scrambled eggs with the onions, tomatoes (and also some mangoes depending upon the season), red chilli powder, green chillies and topped with the fresh coriander. Sometimes people do add some milk, jeera (cumin powder), curry leaves, and even the ginger paste.

Batata Vada
This special dish could be taken any duration of the time whether it is the breakfast, lunch or the dinner or the snacks time. But for sure they can’t live without this specific dish which is considered as the life line of the Mumbai’s. It is made up of the mashed boiled potatoes with the green chillies, ginger, garlic, lime juice, turmeric and the fresh coriander leaves which are dipped in the besan (gram flour) batter and then it is deep fried. It can be served either with the green chutney or the fried green chillies.

The Bombay Sandwich
This street food originated as a result of mixing some of the most unlikely ingredients. Butter is layered thickly on slices of white bread and sandwiched between the two slices are thin pieces of beetroot, cucumbers, onion, mint and boiled potatoes and more veggies. The entire thing is then divided into 4 triangles

Mumbai Famous Foods

The street side dish which is invented by the combination of the most of the unlikely ingredients.  Lavishly white bread which is buttered and the sandwiched between them thin slices of the beetroot, boiled potatoes, cucumbers, tomatoes, onion rings, mint chutney etc. It is divided into the four triangles so that the layers without spilling them, you should get the most refreshing tangy taste, after each and every bite.

Apart from the above mentioned dishes some unique dishes which are common among the people are – Bheja Fry, Bombil Fry, Brun maska, Bhel puree, Chicken Manchurian etc.

Also See:
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    Jyoti Rani from Bikaner 1212 Days ago

    Whenever i think about the food of Mumbai then first of all Bada Pav picture's comes in Mind.

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    Akanksha from Mumbai 1597 Days ago

    street food in mumbai is very popular specially batata vada. please suggest me some best chinese restaurant near borivali.

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    mumbaionline.in Expertfrom 1212 Days ago

    Go through the page to find some famous restaurants serving range of Chinese food in Mumbai.

    http://www.mumbaionline.in/city-guide/restaurants-in-mumbai

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